Education Empowers


Darin believed education was a key to winning the war on terrorism. We cannot continue his work in Afghanistan, but we can carry on his mission of education in our community.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The First Recipient to Graduate


Congratulations to one of the first recipients of the CCHS class of ‘86  J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships. Marco O’Bryan is a 2018 graduate of Murray State University with a major in Engineering Physics and minors in Occupational Health and Safety and Mathematics. Calloway County High School class of ‘86 and the scholarship committee wishes Marco much success as he continues his education with an internship with Kayser Automotive.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scholarships Awarded to Three Outstanding Seniors

Three J.Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships were awarded to outstanding Calloway County Seniors. Receiving $1000 each were Lindsay Wagner, Lauren Wagner and Griffen Sheridan.  

Lindsay Wagner has exhibited leadership, service and academic excellence throughout her high school career. She plans to attend Murray State University, majoring in Exercise Science, eventually becoming an occupational therapist.

Dedicated to her community and school, Lauren Wagner will use her leadership, service and academic skills to pursue a career in speech and language pathology. She will begin her studies at Murray State University in the fall.

We were especially pleased to award a scholarship to the son of Darin’s former classmate, Marty Sheridan. Griffen Sheridan has demonstrated academic, service and leadership in the classroom and the community. He will attend Murray State University with plans to obtain a degree in Occupational Safety and Health.


Congratulations to the 2017 J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship recipients. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Update from 2014 Scholarship Recipient - Marco O'Bryan


"College is going really well. I am still studying Engineering Physics and have recently added a Mathematics and OSHA minor. I am excited to see where this path is going to take me."

Marco O'Bryan


The scholarship board is proud of the progress Marco is making and will continue to be a support to all recipients of the J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship.

There have been six total scholarship recipients since the awards began three years ago. Those recipients are:

1. Marco O'Bryan
2. Courtney Martin
3. Logan Fry
4. Audree Harper
5. Andrea McCormack
6. Taylor Crouch


Monday, August 1, 2016

2016 Scholarship Recipient

The 2016 recipient of the J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship is Taylor Michelle-Lynne Crouch from Almo, KY. With a 4.0 GPA, Miss Crouch graduated at the top of her class at Calloway County High School. In addition to being an honor student, she played soccer, participated in BETA club and Spanish club, was advertising manager for the school paper and chaired the Community Service committee for the student council. When not busy with studies and school activities, she worked with Special Olympics, the school Needline and UNICEF drives, participates in 4H and is a member of the Calloway County Fair Board.
Taylor will attend Murray State University this fall where she will study nursing and eventually plans to be a CRNA (Certified Register Nurse Anesthetist.) 
Congratulations to Taylor, we will look forward to following her throughout her college career and to the day when she will sign her name, Taylor Michelle-Lynne Crouch, RN, CRNA.   

Friday, November 13, 2015

J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships Awarded



Three J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarships have been awarded for the college school year 2015-2016.

Mark Thorn presented the awards this year.  During the ceremony, he shared wonderful memories of Darin as being an incredible friend, a man of integrity and a hero to all of us.

Each recipient demonstrated the traits of the type of scholar and leader Darin set as an example to follow.  We congratulate each of them.

Award recipients:

  • Logan Fry
  • Audree Harper
  • Andrea McCormack

This brings the total number of scholarship recipients to five since the awards began two years ago.   The Scholarship Board will continue to stay in contact with recipients to learn of their individual journeys and overall impact on the world around them.